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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Open Water Development Coordinator Wanted


Courtesy of USA Swimming, Huntington Beach, California.

USA Swimming announced its recruitment of a full-time Open Water Development Coordinator located in its national headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

General Purpose/Philosophy:
The National Team Division works to support our best athletes and coaches in their pursuit of Olympic and international success. The Open Water Development Coordinator will support the Open Water Director in all aspects of the Open Water National Team.

Job Summary:
The Open Water Development Coordinator will be tasked with supporting the growth of open water swimming in the United States.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
Open Water Development Responsibilities
o Develop ways to grow the event of open water in both athlete participation and number of safe events throughout the country
o Oversee and develop methods of streamlining the open water sanction process by working with LSCs, Zone Representatives and local race directors.
o Track athlete participation and event growth
o Develop the following best practices for our membership:
• Proper methods in running safe open water workouts
• Event safety management
• Event sustainability and profitability
o Develop educational resources for athletes, coaches and officials
o Deliver presentations and webinars to open water coaches, athletes and officials
o Work with the race directors of Zone Championships and other large domestic events to help maximize event safety, efficiency and participation
o Assist local race directors in creating safe and effective competitions
o Create and manage certification levels for coaches
o Serve as the staff liaison to the Open Water Development Committee

National Team Responsibilities
o Assist with the logistical preparation of Open Water National Team events
o Travel to international competitions as needed
o Support and collaborate with all National Team Division staff

Qualifications:
o Minimum education: Bachelor's Degree
o Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
o Knowledge and experience of open water swimming from either an athlete, coach, official or event management standpoint
o Familiarity and comfort with the use of kayaks, paddleboards, SUPs, etc.
o Willingness to travel, at times extended and on weekends
o Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
o Proficiency at public speaking
o Outstanding organizational skills

For more information, visit here or at USA Swimming.

Tactics & Techniques of Elite Open Water Swimmers above was filmed at the 2010 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships in Marine Stadium, Long Beach, California.

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